DRAWING FILM 1-4
A media transfer from film to the still, from the still to the drawing and from the drawing to the book.
Hanna Schimek's four artist's books present a selection of still drawings as an independent artistic medium, contrasting them with a visual atlas of film stills and associative photographs. Pictorial memory – both in its collective, cultural form and its individual expression – is a central theme. Schimek's visual-gestural engagement with the cinematic material and its multifarious significations derives from months of film archival research, with the editing table turning into a drawing board. The thematic arc is formed by pornographic and militaristic imagery (viewed during research for Gustav Deutsch's compilation film Film ist. a girl & a gun) and by films of urban life, mainly from an avant-garde and amateur background (viewed in the framework of the interdisciplinary research project Film.Stadt.Wien).
DRAWING FILM 1 – 4
Processes of looking - reflections in Images
An artist's book series in four volumes by Hanna Schimek
Format: 26x18,5 cm
Edition: 100 per volume, numbered and signed
Digital print on Munken paper, color. In English/German